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Valley commemorates 16th anniversary of 9/11

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Multiple ceremonies were held throughout Mahoning County on Monday to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. 

Youngstown State University hosted two separate memorial services on campus. 

The first was held outside at the university's 9/11 memorial site. 

The event acknowledged the heroic efforts of first responders throughout the county that aided during the attack. 

Terry Lynch, a 1976 YSU graduate, was mentioned also mentioned as a victim of the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon. His story can be found at the memorial at the university. 

The second event was held inside Cushwa Hall and featured 29 police training academy cadets reading the names of all the officers who died. 

Edward Villone, the commander of the peace officer training academy, said that the reading of the names shows cadets the reality of service. 

"They can read the name and where the person is from and see what they are getting into," Villone said. "It is for real. There are things out there that can harm them or could potentially kill them in the long run."

Austintown also had a ceremony on Monday to commemorate the attacks. 

It was held at the 9/11 Memorial Park on Raccoon Road across from Austintown Middle School.

Youngstown Mayor John McNally, Mahoning County Commissioner Anthony Traficanti and Austintown Township Trustee Jim Davis spoke at the event. The Ohio Highway Patrol Drum and Bugle Corps, two bagpipers and the Austintown Fitch High School Concert Choir performed as well. 

Austintown's memorial event is considered one of the largest in the valley. 


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